The King of Casinos: Willie Martello and the El Rey Club

Willie Martello, one of seven brothers who had grown up in California, purchased an existing hotel in the small town of Searchlight and converted it into a casino called 'El Rey Club'. EL REY CLUB: RESORT, CASINO, BROTHEL. SEARCHLIGHT, NEVADA "Hui-k'o, the Second Patriarch of Zen passed on the bowl and robe to his successor, the Third Patriarch, Seng-ts'an, signifying the Transmission of the Dharma. Hui-k'o, who had received the seal of approval from Bodhidharma himself, then went everywhere drinking and carousing around like a wildman and partaking in the offerings of the El Rey Motel, Searchlight: See 10 traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for El Rey Motel, ranked #1 of 1 B&B / inn in Searchlight and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Luxurious cars, beautiful girls and celebrities always around him, alcohol and fun. Americans define him as the man who 'had more fun than most would in 10 lifetimes'. This is Willie Martello, the man (with his seven brothers) who started with a little hotel in Searchlight, Nevada, 'El Rey Club', right after the WW2 (1946), but didn't know that this would have created the myth of Las Vegas The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV. The El Rey Resort & Casino, Circa 1957-1962. The Book . It started with a photo on a museum wall. It ended as a mission to tell the story of Willie Martello & his El Rey Club. Having only encountered someone other than family with the last name "Martello" three times previously in my life, I set out to investigate the El Rey Club, a resort & casino owned by This Casino Chip is from the El Rey Resort in Searchlight, NV. It was in business from 1946 to 1973. This is a 3rd Edition. The chip is colored navy blue, red and white. It has a Rarity of R-7 and is near mint. It shows no wear on the surface or on the edges and stands up with no problems. Shipping cost includes insurance and tracking. 1-21b Casino with the dream of turning Searchlight into a vacation destination, not unlike modern day Las Vegas. The El Rey, though small in size, had massive ambitions and offered everything from gourmet meals prepared by renowned chef, Luigi Scirocco, nightly live entertainment & a complete line-up of casino games. Willie Martello, eager to bring more and more people to Searchlight, built the This is a descent little hotel for about 45 bucks a night. Walk a few hundred yards to a nice little casino without driving. You can also drive about 16 miles down to Cottonwood Cove, one of the most scenic spots on the Colorado River. Rooms there are 200. I give the El Rey 5 stars not for being a 5 star hotel but for the value of what you get The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV. The El Rey Resort & Casino, Circa 1957-1962. The Wish List. WANTED! These are El Rey-related items and memorabilia that I'm eager to own. I know these things actually exist and am eager (if not just childishly hopeful) to find them for my collection. If you have any of these items for sale, trade, or donation (woo-hoo!) contact me! 702-465-5604. Click on the

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